reach out and really talk to voices that we haven't heard before... i think al jazeera america is a watershed moment for american journalism >> announcer: this is al jazeera. >> hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour, live from our headquarters. these are the main stories we are following this hour. thick smoke, the gaza skye line as the israeli bombardment of the territory continued. at least 400 palestinians died since the start of the offensive. 3,000 have been injured. in the news - where have the bodies been taken. pro-russian gunmanar accused of
tampering -- gunmen are accused of tampering with evidence of the shot dawn malaysia airlines plane. israel's bombardment of gaza moves closer to the most heavily populated part of the territory, gaza city. this was the scene a short while ago. palestinians health ministry said 400 people have been killed in the 12 days since israel's offensive began, four days of ground operation amlified the fear and desperation. among the worst-hit parts with al-shaaf and other areas east of gaza city. people in the areas say the shelling was indiscriminate and they were trapped. medical teams say it's been too dangerous to attend the ipp john
howard. let's go to scope in the last few hours and minutes. smoke has been scope rising above the gazan skye line. live to stefanie dekker, in gaza, bring us up to date with what is happening. i can still here the bombing behind you there. what is the situation like? >> it's happening a lot. it has not calmed down. to the east is where the border is, there's a massesive plume of smoke, there's new smoke coming out. app indication of how -- an indication of how aggressive the military operation is. we have spoken to the health ministry, they managed to retrieve 40 bodies. hundreds are injure, and they believe there to be many more. there are pictures out of there a little earlier giving us an
indication of just how horrific it is there. we also got that sense from people fleeing when we drove to work, and were met with people walking, carrying children, plastic bags, exhausted, saying that it was a horrendous evening, living hell. there was street fighting and a horrendous campaign of shelling. some described every come you have scans barrages would come in. >> we saw gruesome pictures of bodies on the streets of gaza, people fleeing with little they had left going to a secure place which they can't find in gaza, you were at shifa hospital, tell us about what you saw whilst at the hospital. the type of injury sustained by people coming there. >> inside the hospital there was a constant stream of people coming in, also in civilian
cars, ranging from injuries, shrapnel wounds, some severe burns. we saw is dead woman with extensive injuries to her head. an old lady, frail, sitting on the floor, a mattress in the corner outside the emergency ward. and high emotions. people coming in creaming, asking why this has been done to them, and people we spoke to today, and yesterday, an area where the intensive campaign is happening now. there was shelling there too. people petrified. a similar scope why the international community isn't doing anything to stop this because of the civilian impact the military campaign is having, each though it's aimed at hamas and the other factions. what we are seeing here is a
humanitarian crisis that is only escalating at the moment. >> thank you for the moment. let's gross to nisreen el-shamayleh -- cross to nisreen el-shamayleh in jerusalem. israel intensifying the military campaign, we have seen them on the border, we have seen tanks and a.p.c.s in the buffer zone. what are the objectives right now? >> according to the government and army, it is to deplete hamas's capabilities to attack is ram, including -- israel. including striking targets, underground tunnels, weapon facilities, this is what it has been doing for the past 12 days. i think until now no real success with the operation,
because there hasn't about a halt in attacks by different palestinian factions fighting in hamas, firing rockets and using tunnels to attack israeli soldiers and civilians, we understand two soldiers were killed in an infiltration attempt and two in fighting with palestinians based inside gaza on the ground. we are hearing that there has been a request by hamas to allow for a 2-hour pause, a humanitarian pause in hostilities. reports that we are getting suggest that israel said no and rejected, but we can't confirm that israel denied hamas this 2-hour humanitarian pause. we can't confirm that. we understand because they are trying to pull bodies out. >> we are hearing that the israeli army is saying that there'll be no humanitarian truce before the eid it'll day,
officially rejecting the request made by hamas. there's a lot of diplomacy, here in qatar. talks of a catery brokered truce. what is said on the israeli side about this. are they hope to the today of a ceasefire, a truce. >> that will be a disaster, we'll see casualties in gaza. this is why it's important for the efforts to materialize. the international efforts and diplomatic effort to reach a ceasefire. the israelis have not commented or said anything about plans to negotiate a that's fire. they have been quiet about that. we learnt that the qatari proposal or fishive to relaunch
the attempt to achieve a ceasefire is not on the table. israeli officials have not said anything about a ceasefire in recent days, and now you are saying that the israelis are saying no ceasefire or humanitarian halt or pause, it means we can see more of this operation expanding, and intensifying if these international efforts don't - are not able to achieve a ceasefire soon, which is very needed. >> i want to ask you about israeli public opinion, how supportive are they of this bombing campaign over gaza. when we see pictures of women and children running bodies on the streets of gaza, do israeli see the same pictures that we are seeing, and, you know, does it resonate with them at all?
>> for one, israeli journalists are not allowed to go into gaza. even if they wanted to cover that side of the story, they wouldn't be able to. what we are seeing and witnessing is a lot of support for the ground operation. especially that it was launched after nine days of air strikes and naval streaks that did not stop the rocket attacks. as far as israel yi civilians are concerned, they want to see this over, i don't think they are concerned about the damage and the loss of lives and casualties in gaza. we want the operation to be over, they don't want rockets fired into their territories, and they don't want more soldiers kill. >> nisreen el-shamayleh live in jerusalem. well, our colleagues at al jazeera arabic are covering this con flilent extensively -- conflict extensively and this is how they have reported the story.
>> translation: in the past 10 minute 10 vehicles reached here. a young child was moved from the mrmg si room -- emergency room to the morgue as she succumbed to her wound. the death toll is rising every second. we speak to a res dent. can you tell us what is happening there? >> translation: it is a massacre taking police in shajaiya in the full sense. word, committed by israel against civilians. there's no armed me amongst us. the streets are packed with dead bodies, women and children, laying in the streets. we are searching for brothers and cousins killed. we cannot find them. >> translation: ambulances, paramedics and media crews are targets. a federal local reporter was killed. we speak to his colleague who
witnessed the accident. tell us what happened. >> translation: we have been working together covering event in gaza over the past three days. the media was targeted. we survived the first, second was close. we survived a third attempt. we were chased by the israeli jet fighters. the fourth time we were riddled by rockets, and my colleague and a medical crew were killed. we were targeted despite putting on the words tv and press marked. we were targeted. the ambulances and paramedics were denied access. our phones were disabled and we could not reach the red crescent for help. >> translation: to update you on the political position we speak to a hamas spokesman. what is your comment? .
>> translation: this is a war crime, a true massacre committed by israel. it's an unprecedented act of revenge by israel against women, children and the elderly. as the israeli forces failed to confront the resistance fighters or soldiers, as their remains are in the field, they committed the massacre against civilians, in an act of revenge. the resistance fighter directed a below to israeli forces. the israelis are pounding the strip from east to west, north to south. you'd think they could department the resolve of people, we are fighting and holding steadfast to the ground. we are defending the entire occupied territories. we have no alternative but to continue to resist until the
last drop of blood of the palestinian man. we cannot give up. the occupation must end immediately. let the whole world give up on palestine or support the occupation. we'll embarrass the whole world, the arab and mousse limb countries, their steadfastness and resistance. the people of gaza were facing shortages of life's tensions even before this result. according to the u.n. agency, 80% of the population receives electricity for four hours a day. 900,000 don't have access to water or sanitation. 50,000 have been forced to flee their homs, more than at the -- homs, more than at the peak of the conflict in 2008, 2009. >> head of the united nations office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs office in the palestinian territories joins us.
the humanitarian crisis was critical before the offensive. what are your colleagues on the ground in gaza telling you about the situation? >> the most reliable figures we have are from yesterday when we verified information. as of 3:00 pm yesterday, we had 69 people who have been killed in the conflict in the gaza side, and one israeli civilian killed from rocket fire in southern israel. we don't have any accurate figures of the last nights - over last night's operation. we estimate that several people have, indeed k been killed based on earlier reports that we received. this - yesterday's figures bring to a total of 223 people, 228 people, civilians, which is about 68% of the overall number
of fatalities on the gazan side. many are children. we've had - we've had or - almost of00 children in -- 600 children injured in the conflict and 500 women. civilians have suffered inordinately. in addition to that we've had an impact on issues you spoke about. there's hardly any electricity, we had some fuel going in through the israeli crossing point. but you are right. about four hours of electricity on average per day for the population. about 900,000 people have limited or no access to water. it's difficult to move around in the insecure situation. enormous amount - tens of thousands of chin have been effected. >> many civilians and children affected. i didn't mean to interrupt you,
we have seen many people on the move, trying to flee. is there anywhere safe in gaza today? >> well, it's very difficult. the u.n. organization responsible for palestine refugees is hosting in its schools, because anre has the schools for refugee children, and they are by far the majority of the population in gaza. the schools are - 49 schools are packed with internally displaced people that fled their homes, out of fear, because the homes have been destroyed or damaged. we have currently, i understand, over 60,000 palestinian families who have fled, and are hosted in the schools. we assume that there are several thousand others hosted by relatives. so, indeed, it's difficult. there are not many places to go to. and the polices that it can do have been filled up.
>> are you concerned for the safety of your own staff. how are they able to work or help people in these conditions? in any conflict, and in this conflict it's difficult to move around. we have to take numerous precaution, and make sure that we informed all the parties involved to allow for access. we do - hour major was to facilitate the movement of those commodities coming in, the assistance coming in to gaza and overseeing the distribution under the u.n. organization for rev gets, continuing through the -- refugees, continuing through the health centers to provide food. the world u.n. programme is tasked with providing food. health centers are operating.
the main thing is that the gazans can get out there, repair the damaged electricity lines that can increase electricity to neighbourhoods, repair the water and sanitation systems so that sanitation can run and have access to water. in a situation like this when sanitation doned works, that in itself has become a health hazard. the other is a shortage of drugs in gaza. this is a chronic problem for the last two years, it's been ex-as pated by the coming out of the conflict. there has been several trucks of assistance in terms of medical items going in through the crossing, september by international organizations and donors, and supporting hospitals and health interests in gaza.
>> we appreciate your time, in the office of palestinian trert tris. >> this year the shelling came after a night of intense bombardment in gaza. nicole johnson watched it unfold. >> reporter: the eastern part of gaza was hit hard on saturday night. it was the heaviest tent shelling since israel started its ground operation. flares lit up the sky near the border. tent shells slammed into people's homes. >> wait, wait. we can hear shells and rockets falling on the streets and homes in the neighbourhood. they are falling everywhere. we have no electricity, everything is being cut off. for a few hours ambulance vehicles couldn't reach the neighbourhoods. the attack was so intense it was
not safe to go there. the red cross can't reach the area, it's too dangerous. people are stuck at home. some people managed to flee to schools in safer areas, we are stuck. the streets are empty, all you here is shelling. we are living in fear, terrified. there are 18 of us. one room. it's the whole family. >> after a while, some emergency crews started to reach the area which have been heavenly schedule. among the dead two women, and the son of a senior hamas leader. >> there's random shelling and no communication with the israeli forces on when palestinian medical personnel can evacuate. >> it was a lock and difficult night. in daylight the tense shelling
was going on. people will be hoping for a break. long enough to pull out anyone injured or killed. well, let's recap the main development in gaza. israel stepped up its bombardment of the palestinian territory. the attacks are getting nearer to gaza city. the number of casualties is rising. the palestinian say 40 have been killed in the shajaiya neighbourhood. 12 have been killed in attacks by air, sea and ground troops, the total number now at 400. the u.n. needs basic medical supplies. israeli army radio says there'll be no pause to allow humanitarian aid before the holiday of eade. plenty more on gaza later in the newshour. >> let's move to the other main story.
pro-russian separatist have taken away the bodies of all victims recovered from the malaysia airlines shot down in eastern ukraine. the remains of 196 victims have been found. there's concern over where they are being held. more than 100 are still to be located. world leaders demonstrates pressure be put on ukraine and rebels to give unfettered access to the wreckage. >> live to our reporter. there has been concern about setters getting to the scope of the crash. tell us if they've been able to do so, and what is happening at the crash site? well, the crash site is strewn over a huge area of 10 square kilometres. as i step out the way if i can show you what are the remains of a destroyed cockpit of mh17.
you can see the mangled writteningage, the instruments on the flight tech and the chairs and metal as well. the pilots were removed. the bodies removed from the site. the blam boxes are -- black boxes are missing. the key to get here as quickly as possible and assess the wreckage and damage, that is where we'll find out if this was a missile that brought down the plane. i have to say in the past couple of hours, since we have been here. we went on for a little bit and came back. journalists have been tramp lipping over what is a crime seep. we have done our best not to touch anything. the pilot case has been emptied. you can see the changes the investigators, when they get here, will be facing. evidence here is being tampered with. >> what are you hearing about the bodies of the victims and
where they've been taken? >> well, as you mentioned there, the authorities in this part of eastern ukraine said that they have taken around 196 bodies on to a freight train, which is going to be departing at some point, heading towards a town in the ukranian held territory. we understand that dutch investigators or malaysian investigators are trying to identify the bodies. that hasn't happened as of yet. there are 100 corpses of bodies missing. clearly some may be in this huge area. coalminers, we see them. volunteers have been tapping out somping for the bod yes. a lot of distress for the victims' families, and for the
world, working out what has happened here, and who is responsible. >> thank you very much. the plan took off from skip owl airport and the russian president is running out of time, says the dutch president, to show that he's willing to rep recover the victims, the comments made after a tense conversation with vladimir putin. most of the victims were dutch. >> reporter: the dutch prime minister came straight from a telephone call with vladimir putin and delivered a blunt message for the russian president. >> i have told him that time is running out for him to show the world that he is soars about his offer to help. now he has to show responsibility towards the rebels, and show the netherlands, and the world that he will do what is expected of him, to use his influence. >> as he spoke the people of the netherlands were counting the cost. the local church opened its
doors and the heard of its conversation after learning 12 of its citizens for three families on board flight mh17. this common lost -- woman lost her sister, brother-in-law and nephew, she came to remember and find comfort. as did many others who lost friends and neighbours. we are shocked, our hearts are crying. it's a situation we cannot understand. it's beyond all nightmares. such is the scale of the disaster. hardly a corner of the netherlands that has not been touched. everywhere knows someone who suffered a great loss. they are marking it as they are here in public in a dignified display of grief. >> they are laying flowers in
memory of two deer friends who ran a popular shop. a couple that ran the flower shop. customers and friend are paying tribute in kind. when he learnt they were flying on malaysia airlines, one put up a picture joking: nice, friendly people working hard to have the nice thought. it was tragic. >> shocking. because we knew them. they were very friendly, very nice. it's a big shock for a lot of us. >> as they and others across the country begin the process of grieving, they can wait and see how events in east ukraine unfold. commemorations are being held in australia for the
passengers and crew who died. prime minister tony abbott among the mourners at a service in sydney. the city's bishop described the attack of the outcome of a trail of human evil. 27 australian nationals were killed. coming up on the newshour, more on the conflict in gaza, including live coverage and analysis. do stay with us on al
watching the newshour. a reminder of the main story and development in gaza. israel stepped up its bombardment of part of palestinian territory. according to our corporate the attacks are getting nearer to gaza city. the number of casualties are rising rapidly, 40 have been killed in the neighbourhood east of gaza city. the total numbers killed in 12 days of attacks by air, sea and ground troops stand at 400. the u.n. says it needs medical supplies. thousands of wounded overwhelmed gaza's hospital. the israeli hospital says there'll be no pause to allow humanitarian aid before the holiday of eid. we'll go live to stefanie dekker in gaza. it's been an intense few hours for residents of gaza city. bring us up to speed as to what
has been happening and what you see on the ground. >> it's been an intense night and morning. thousands have been fleeing. in the morning, from 5 o'clock in the morning, we left around s seven, and we saw many walking towards us, carrying children, cars with white flags, trying to make sure they did not get hit from above because there's a lot of air strikes and artillery. that is the main use that israelis are using. we went to shifa hospital, the biggest hospital in the gaza strip , and a steady stream of ambulances coming in, bringing in the wounded and dead. we saw a dead lady with severe injuries to her head. we saw the elderly, it's indiscriminate. han civilians, a -- many
civilians, a more weegean doctor. told us that it is the worst he has seen it, it's a massacre, israelis are indiscrime nantly firing. israelis will tell you that is where hamas hides its rockets and tunnel systems, it's a devastating impact that is happening on the civilians. people don't feel safe anywhere. i can tell you here in gaza city, a while ago, before going to the hospitals, we are building close to it. showing you how loud that can be. they are coming closer. they are coming closer. that was close. so that - just to show you how loud it is, and it is scary, we are certainly in a much safer
place than those residents of shajaiya and other areas along the border. it's ongoing, and we can see if from the last year. we have a live shot of that. massive plumes of smoke, there has been no respite. the concern is to get ambulances in there, to get whoever is stuck there out, believing there are many bodies, they want to bring out families. looking for their relatives. absolutely horrible scenes, we are hearing from the israeli army's twiser act that there'll be a two hour pause in bombing starting at 1330 local - which sw about now, 10:30 g.m. t to allow medical aid to go in, i guess, and to treat injured people. this is according to the idf's
twitter account, the israeli army, if you real. they are responding to a request by the international committee of the red cross. hamas requested a pause in bombing to allow the injured to be treated. >> that's a new development. i can tell you that is welcome news for the people here, and the people that wanted to bring up the bodies, who wanted to get their relatives out. it's been intense. earlier we were told it was requested that hamas said yes, they had requested it. it makes sense that there was an intermediary involved. them agreeing to it - i'm hearing artillery shelling. it hasn't kicked in yet. it's necessary. absolutely necessary. going in to see what is happening there. from some of the images seen and told from those fleeing.
and the reality, 40 dead, but there'll be more. >> thank you stefanie dekker in gaza for us as we just again are handwriting. israel were agreeing to a 2-hour truth. starting at 13-30 local time. that's five minutes or so. that's supposed to come in effect now. this would be to allow is for the injured people in gaza to be treated, a lot of people injured, 12 days since the offensive began, more than 40 had been killed as the israeli bombing campaign intensified in gaza. there will be a bit of respite for gaza residents for two hours as israel agrees to a 2-hour humanitarian truce in gaza. joining me in the studio is a professor from doha.
a lot happening in gaza. the death toll rising, there's diplomacy happening, notably here in qatar, trying to find a truce, a permanent truce to the fighting in gaza, are they likely to come up with anything? >> i think one of the indications may help us to be optimistic about the possible truce is this - what i call israelis are using against palestinians, this kind of little bit of force and the scale of attack indicates that israeli assume something will happen. this is looking at the recent history of the region, in the last 10 years they were at the center of the wars. norm towards the end of the conflict, the background of the
conflict, this kind of level of violence against palestinians. i think all of this effort now will take place today or tomorrow. it will focus on one thing, that they should have a solution, and it should not be long term. i have to repeat this, because basically all of the short-term solution, in the last sex years have not had much work. >> basically it should be a long-term solution. it didn't mean that the israeli conflict will not be resolve. this is the first point. the second point is that the problem with delays all of this effort is the mistrust, is this mistrust between different players. what makes ban ki-moon intervene is none of the players trusted - as i mentioned before israeli do not trust turkey. >> let's talk about the players
for the viewers who don't know who they are. you have the qataris, you have the turks, the hamas just a few days ago almost ruled out egypt as a mediator in this crisis, in the latest crisis as they have always been the go-to mediator for hamas and israel. hamas distancing itself from egypt. turning to qatar and turkey. you have the americans, of course, and then you have the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. of all the different players who is the most honest? >> first of all, let me comment on the little bit of doubt from hamas side to egypt. that's on egyptian's role. they want egyptian said to have an important role. they are not happy with the role that egypt plays to israel. >> perceived... >> that's right. they say we are not against
egypt's role. however, this should be taken into consideration. the palestinian suffering rather than the israeli fight. what we witnessed in the last 10 days is that egyptian government has not moved towards that to respond to this concern. now, the turkey qatari enlistors are based on 2012 truce, then by the egyptian government mohamed mursi was in power. basically it mgesed at this point a long term solution about the prisoners, about opening up the borders with egypt, trying to allow people to have it as well. all the elements have been taken into consideration on a true sign in 2012. what they are trying to do is say "look, something approved why israelies are not suspecting
commitment. what they are trying to do is say two or three times they did not respect the commitment. now the time arrived, and took time to convince israelis, to inspect their commitment. let's remember, there's no - according to the national law, there's no military base in gaza. if you want to use international law, there's no definition. there's no military base so you can attack. there's no places where you say identify as a military basis. so basically what israel is attacking now are civilians, and i think the images that we watched this morning are part of the evidence about it, and the number of casualties you mentioned before, it's more than 3,000 - sorry, injure, this indicates that civilians are actually the main tart of this. >> -- target of this. >> they are bearing the brunt.
>> that's it. they pay the heavy price. >> we look at the pictures out of gaza, civilians fleeing and coming to hospitals, seeking shelter at hospitals in gaza. some of which have been forced to turn away people as they try to come and get treated. they are overwhelmed. the latest we hear is that israel has agreed to a 2-hour humanitarian truce in the shajaiya neighbourhood of gaza to allow the injured to be treated. that truce is set to start at 1330. what's that, starting 1330 gst - ending local time, ending 1530. nisreen el-shamayleh joins us live from jerusalem. tell us more about the humanitarian truce that israel agreed to. >> well, what we do know is the
humanitarian pause in hostilities for two hours was requested in the district of gaza by the international committee by the red cross we heard reports that hamas accepted to pause hostilities and rockets into israeli territory. and after that we heard that the israeli army rejected. we heard that this is officially confirmed. the army will commit to a humanitarian pause, from 10:30 g.m. t to 12:30. it started 10 minutes ago, 1330 to 1530 local. and the army announced that it will set up a field hospital near the eras border crossing, the official crossing between israel and gaza, to treat injured palestinians.
>> the israelie army tweeting that days ago they ordered shajaiya to evacuate and that hamas ordered them to stay, saying hamas put them in the line of fire. this is a line that israel used time and time again saying hamas is using the civilians as shields. >> it is, correct. we have heard this line so many times from spokespersons in the army. we also heard that several times in the army they did drop leaflet, send text and call residents in certain areas and tell them to evacuate. one of the major problems in gaza is people have nowhere to evacuate too. schools are full. the gaza trip is densely populated. people have nowhere to go. you are right, the army maintained that it is against the killing of civilians, and it
is hamas who is firing at israel from behind civilian and human shields. this is the line that the army and government maintained sense the beginning of this operation. >> there is diplomacy going on right now. we have talked about this earlier. there are diplomatic efforts under way to try to negotiate a truce. for the time being he would agree to a humanitarian truce. is there momentum on the israeli side to agree to a more permanent truce? >> well, two hours is a short time. i can tell you about the whole issue of a truce and a ceasefire from the israeli side is in the last 48 hours or so it's not been talked about or mentioned ever since egypt had a ceasefire initiative. israel agreed to it. amhas related it and laurnaled a
ground operation. we know there's diplomatic efforts, ban ki-moon and the secretary-general ask in doha. meetings with mahmoud abbas, meeting the leader, the political leader. this is all going on, and these efforts are needed in order to try to kick start the negotiations on a ceasefire again. what we are getting from israelis is that they are not talking about a ceasefire right now. it's not mentioned in local media reports. the qatari proposal for achieving a ceasefire is not on the table. this does not mean that israel would not accept a qatari proposal. but we think they are happier working with the qataris. the government in egypt is a similar government to that of
mubarak. a government that israel trusts and is comfortable working with. because it doesn't have a very friendly relationship with hamas. >> thank you for the moment. let's bring in on the phone from gaza from shifa hospital, a worker at the hospital, an intrn. he's a medical student and blogger. >> thank you for joining us, tell us about the situation at shifa hospital since the bombing campaign intensified? >> yes, the situation has been tense. it's a hospital, the medical staff. just in the last four hours we have seen dozens of injuries, some injured during the night. in the homs by the continuous shelling. now we are hearing rumours about two hours, firing in the
distribute. there's a lot of injuries coming at once. the inflow of casualties is unbelievable this has been the hardest night and the biggest two weeks since the operation started. two weeks - two hours ago i was at the operation room, and you have rooms in the hospital. there was a guy from the bloodbank. the bloodbank was ready because of the continuous sprags. there was no -- separation. there was no time to go to the blood bank. they go to the operation room immediately. you can imagine how much overwhelmed they were. in addition to this, you have one more pressure, maybe several thousand people who are thinking, or at the nick
schifrin hospital. they have loved ones either dead or injured, and the whole family moves to the hospital and have nowhere to go. >> in addition to the victims, you have people that fled to the hospital to seek safety. maybe the victims that you have been seeing, are they civilian victims and what type of injuries have you within seeing? >> the biggest is two bodies, both of them from rah fire. one was a little kid, she was a girl. the brains came out. she was gasping and died on the scene. the other injury, shrapnel from the activity. and the same happened to him. there was too many shots at once. you have people coming in.
dead bodies, scattered with shrapnel. you can imagine how much damage this can do to a body. >> do you have enough supplies at the hospital to treat the injured people running out. >> we've been running out of supplies for about three months, even before the whole thing started. you could handling how much fruiting more than 2,of00 within days, how much pressure that puts on a hospital. and when you have - we already have the supplies exhausted, and there's nothing coming in. it means that the whole situation is a disaster. like it's been for months now.
>> okay. thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us. i know it's a busy time for you. that's a medical student on the line, a blogger that works at the main hospital in gaza, telling us that they are completely overwhelmed. many injuries to be treated. in addition to the people coming, because of their injuries, the dead people coming to the hospital. there are a lot of civilians fleeing the bombardment trying to seek shelter at the hospital. we have majab in the studio. an incredible situation in gaza. we have seen this in the past, in 2008, 2009. in 2012, now we were in 2014, it's happening again, back to square one. you would have thought the international community would
have have learnt from previous wars. >> unfortunately, the politics of the region complicated the whole region. let's remember that egypt is not in a good shape, the situation in iraq. the geopolitics of the region is complicated. what makes the players, regionally or international. the egyptian example, in 2012 mohamed mursi was able to mediate and stop the attack after eight days of the war. with less casualties and suffering to palestinians in gaza. now in 2014 egyptian politically not in a good shape, making an initiative from their side more important, even washington
itself, is not really confident about egyptian role, six because egypt in its initiative has secluded the united states, and wanted to do everything behind being involved anyway. and what has upset the united states. basically there is a sort of - the changing nature of the geopolitics make it increasing the palestinians. you know, we used to have more involvement from international committee like the europeans. now with the consequence of the economic crisis, with the - all the countries involved in important marts in the world -- matters in the world, inside or odds the re out of the israeli conflict palestinian question is not the core of the development in the
region, it has been disappeared for a while because of changes. i do believe that all of those together, to put them, will help us to understand why international community is not on the scene or late, actually, to involve. >> to the game. >> yes. >> thank you so much. let's remind our viewers of what they've been talking about over the last few hours and the developments in gaza. israel agreed to stop firing at gazry for two hours to allow the injured to be treated. for most of the saturday night and sunday morning israeli forces stepped up their bombardment of the palestinian territory. according to the correspondents there, the attacks are getting nearer to gaza city. the number of casualties is rising rapidly. 40 people have been killed alone. the total number of people killed in the 12 days of attacks by air, sea and ground troops
stands at more than 400. the united nation says it needs bake medical supplies. thousands of wounded people have overwhelmed gaza's main hospital. all right. we'll take a short break and sports news. we'll have the latest on rory mcilroy's effort to win his first open championship. back after this short break.
with sports news. >> that's right, thank you. rory mcilroy will tee off for the time round of this year's open championship in a few hour's time. he has a 6-shot lead. the last player to have a big advantage at this stage was tiger woods more than a decade ago. richard par reports. >> reporter: the threat of bad weather meant the open organizers brought on a 2-tee start for the first time. it was a slick performance from rory mcilroy. the northern irishman got two eagles in the last three holes, to complete a round of 68. rory mcilroy has two major chomp ynships to his name. he's yet to win the hope and extended his lead to 6 shots at royal liverpool, and 16-under.
>> this is the third night in a row i'll sleep on the lead. i'm comfortable. it helps that i have been in this position before and i've been able to convert and get the job done. >> alongside rory mcilroy ricky fowler will play in the second sunday in a row. the american is 10-under. >> we are good buddies. at the salt we want to beat up on each other. throwing shots back and forth. it would be fun to see if i could go out and put a bit of pressure on him, see if i can get on to the next. >> a round of 69 for sergio garcia moons he and johnson are a stroke behind the spaniard in the third. he has had seven top 10 finishes, but never won the old claret jug. victor is looking to end